I have been spending time making my home feel like a haven (and possibly disappear into it, as you can maybe see in the pic). I am in such a good place, not only literally, but professionally and personally, too. I want to fully dive into this moment, into my research, into my physical, three dimensional, sensorial life. Especially as it is grey and cold outside: I don't want to escape the winter dullness via instagram, I want to yoga it out, walk it out, bath it out. So I am officially giving notice that I will try my best to decrease my presence both in Instagram and in Facebook. I do not want to completely delete my accounts, but writing this frees me to feel like I do not need to "check in" daily. Here it is to a mindful, blissful, kind 2018 ❤️✨👋
Fins sempre, avi - farewell, granddad (photo by @martalion )
When everyone around you is the best and you wonder how you made it here. The wonderful show @marres_maastricht #marrescurrents5 is on. Curated by @evelyn_simons and @isabelvanbos and chock-full of up-and-coming colleagues. If you wonder what’s up with our generation, or what’s in the air, GO.
New visual essay on the mysterious ‘Oumuamua published by Collateral-journal.com ⚫️
( 📷 Repost from @0031anke ) @kunstpodiumt ‘s #apprenticemaster program has been an amazing opportunity to work with Master Marten Hendricks and @0031anke - we had never met before, but look at our works together! Such a joy to exhibit with artists with whom you feel such a connection. We open tomorrow- do come by!
Dutch, Belgians and co., this Thu 16th you are invited to @kunstpodiumt in Tilburg, NL. @0031anke and me are kicking off the 17/18 season of the #apprenticemaster program. Our Master is the one and only Marten Hendricks - come celebrate with us 🥂
THIS IS NOT A DRILL - as seen in @jezebel : The @metmuseum gala has chosen #Catholicimagination as their theme. #Iresearcheditbeforeitwascool 🤓
Archeology of holding (recap of the last few weeks)
How to name everyone you have ever slept with, when you are the night sky. (Above, #traceyemin , below, depiction of Egyptian goddess Nut). From my research on sacred spaces, and femininity, and maybe even existentialism.
The female body as space (Egyptian Nut/ Catholic Madonna of Mercy).
The lightest holds and the heaviest falls.
Collapsing bodies and passive resistance (weighty ideologies)
How does the vulnerability of the body relate to structures of power and glory represented by sacred architecture? (Experiments on softness: woven floor, beaded outlines, chain room, all inspired by The Seven Sacraments by my friend #rogiervanderweyden )
Bad girl/good girl (you've made your own bed, now lie in it).
Silent perpetual collapses
I'm Catalan, although I live abroad. I've been very quiet until now about the Catalan independence, but several friends from different parts of the world have asked me what I think. So: 1- If I had to choose, I'd go for a world with less frontiers, no more. In time of walls, refugees, brexit, crisis and bad hombres, I'd choose to open, not close. I am married to a Spanish man, and I have benefited endlessly from the fluidity Europe used to be proud of. I would rather see these privileges shared. 2- I understand, and support, the right to express the desire for one identity over another, as long as it is about loving who we are, rather than hating what we are not (this goes to both sides). 3- The Spanish government has handled the Catalan situation with absolutely disproportionate and oppressive force. It has been exactly the wrong strategy and the shame of it has already made an international echo. I hope they find their acts met with consequences. #forçavaloriseny #1O #shameonspain (image: own abstracted study of a fallen Virgin in a painting by Fra Angelico).
Looking hard at Rogier van der Weyden.
Good news come in avalanches: guess who has been selected for the 5th edition of @marres_maastricht Currents? 👆🕺🏿✨ps: everyone involved in this is amazing ❤️ (you can read more at marres.org)
It's contract-official so I can finally share: I got a scholarship- I am now a PhD researcher! I am over the 🌚. I will be looking at sacred spaces and Catholic imagery from a post-religious stand-point. I am so f*cking happy, you guys ✨✨✨ (floor of the main building of Hasselt University, a beautifully refurbished panopticon prison).
I met him at 15, became an item at 17. And made each other officially a family at 25. I would not imagine life with anyone else. @manuel.m.gil , thanks for the patience when I am do a semiotic analysis of he new Ikea catalogue out loud whilst you read the newspaper. Thanks for installing and testing weird-ass works. Thanks for being the one who likes to clean (and letting me the one who makes the mess). Thanks for the scalp massages and foot rubs. Thanks for letting me wear you down into marriage. Happy 5 year anniversary, handsome!